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#19691 26-Feb-2008 19:22
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Howdy 

I enjoy web development but also into motocross, ACDC to Smashing Pumpkins, second generation Camaros, speed in general, things far from what a stereotype of a geek would be into.


What are you into ? Tongue out

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#113206 26-Feb-2008 19:36
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Good food is essential. And good espresso coffee. Then computers and gadgets... I like movies too, although can't go out much these days with a toddler at home...




 

 

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  #113209 26-Feb-2008 19:45
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I enjoy motor racing, driving my slightly modified V8, spending time with my kids and partner, playing indoor netball, good food, partying up large, having medical implants with wireless technology implanted in me, playing poker (Texas Holdem), and just generally getting on with life.

Am I a Geek? Sure. I like IT, I teach IT, I use a lot of IT. I am a gadgetaholic as well.

Am I a normal well-rounded person (well, round anyway Tongue out), if I don't tell people I am a Geek, they would not know.

Stereotypical geeks do exist, but most of the 'Geeks' I know, are successful, smart people, with great communication skills.

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  #113215 26-Feb-2008 20:16
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USB coffee warmer would be a neat gadget for you freitasm if you do not have one Tongue out number one prerequisite at the movies is a storyline, was dragged to latest Saw movie recently - boring with a capital B, lol

Cheers for the welcome there Tony, SS Commodore a nice ride Cool what mods have you done ?

You ever thought about fitting one of those compact superchargers if one not fitted already ? Tongue out (Would a factory Holden crank cope though)
You look to be part bionic man judging by the link you posted - kool :)

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  #113233 26-Feb-2008 21:58
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Welcome macfan.

Good question!

All the geeky, gadgety, electronic stuff of course but in addition my other main passion is emergency services! I am a volunteer firefighter, radio scanner freak, and I have just started a new job in "emergency management" (for want of a better phrase) at a large industrial site near here. This is quite a change after my "geek career" to date in DSE and IT distribution.

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  #113252 27-Feb-2008 00:18
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Thanks for the welcome Scott and congrads on your change of career, takes heart to step out of your comfort zone for sure.
Sure would be a change from cruising along at tricky dickies.

Yeah I too enjoy scanner listening - mainly the ecilop channels - research purposes only Tongue out

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  #113263 27-Feb-2008 03:50
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I like to go for rides on my motorbike...take portible scanning gadgets with me to odd places to see where I can scan. By odd places I mean other locations, not odd places on me.


I enjoy a good steak & chips or a bowl of thai. I'm not looking for that someone special, but I am happy to make friends & see where things lead.

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#113264 27-Feb-2008 04:01
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Welcome to GZ

I like getting out on the GSXR for a spin up SH16 or the coromandel run! (stop for 1 beer at the pub)

 
 
 
 


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#113353 27-Feb-2008 14:45
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Cheers, best way to be to find that someone special is to be friends first, all comes down to companionship when the rose tinted glasses come off, well that's what I reckon :) If you down CHCH way weblordpepe check out Bangkok cuisine (Carlton corner) Wee guy in there is the waiter, cashier, cook :) best Thai in CH-Ch only 10 bucks too for the big rectangular container and rice.

Ta johnr, GSXR way too go, fan of those old slingshot models of the late 80's. Mate ticked up a 600 last year, he wished he got the 1000 now :) no replacement for displacement lolool :)





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#113363 27-Feb-2008 16:04
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I have got the 750

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  #113370 27-Feb-2008 16:55
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The Holden just has intake, exhaust (2x2.5" into 1x3", and four whacking great big resonators), chipped ecu (Protune AKL), & stainless headers. Best 0-100kmh time so far is 5.1seconds, not bad for an unopened VX SS.

Those LS1s will happily take a twin turbo or supercharger setup on a stock motor, ad seem to be good for up to 600hp without replacing anything else.

I am going to go to a 3.9:1 dif (3.09+auto makes for relatively sluggish takeoff), my workmates paid for window tinting as a leaving gift, and aside from that, unless I come across some free spare $$ to do the cam, I don't plan on doing anything else.







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#113381 27-Feb-2008 17:48
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750 nice action johnr, best of both worlds alright.



Sounds like you do not need to do anymore mods Tony with that time, be an awesome ride - like to get behind the wheel of it .............. yee haa.

Like the tear drop head lights on the VX.


Any idea what sort of M.P.G does a standard SS get with city driving and open road, and yours now ? Clubbies much different in drinking the Gold nectar ?

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  #113460 28-Feb-2008 04:19
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Macfan: Cheers, best way to be to find that someone special is to be friends first, all comes down to companionship when the rose tinted glasses come off, well that's what I reckon :) If you down CHCH way weblordpepe check out Bangkok cuisine (Carlton corner) Wee guy in there is the waiter, cashier, cook :) best Thai in CH-Ch only 10 bucks too for the big rectangular container and rice.



Ta johnr, GSXR way too go, fan of those old slingshot models of the late 80's. Mate ticked up a 600 last year, he wished he got the 1000 now :) no replacement for displacement lolool :)
ooooooooooh thanks!!!!

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  #113508 28-Feb-2008 11:45
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Looks like Chch GZers are growing.

I'm in chch... I am a gadget-addict. I am always thinking and conceptualise web development ideas and streamlining code and stuff in my head... I'm very hooked up in CSS and HTML compliancy and skilled PHP/ASP coder. Work in Local Government, used to teach WebDev at Natcoll. Got a big list of gadgets to get with quite limited budget to spend... what a life! LOL

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  #113524 28-Feb-2008 12:48
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Anytime :)

Hi chiefie :) Considering I am now officially a "Geek" yes add another "Christchurchite" to the list.

You sound like a mate who has his masters in computer science, his ZX81 was his foundation - all 1K of it, man he was flying when the rubberised attachment keyboard arrived from the UK lolool spectrum upgrade had an input too.
Me at the time were jumping water races on my bits'ser BMX, replacement for my metallic brown chopper with gold flecks - spray painting uncle did not hear the word purple - enough nostalgia hehheee

I was quite late buying a computer - 2003 - one regret is not getting one sooner. Used it as a tool to sell online
for a while and still do from time to time (when bank breathing down my neck :))
Wanted to place a website online around 18 months ago but had no idea how any of it worked, the vocab added a steeper learning curve for me.
I played around learning the ropes with HTML, aligning images top - right for them to appear bottom - left lolool things started to click , some users of the site emailed me saying how they liked the look, being a fussy so and so I kept at it.
One of the styles team members for the site that writes the software kept seeing me continually trying to improve the site and generously offered to re-design my whole site, took him hours and all the way from over in Scotland, a Saint.

"There is a God I thought' :)

Still glad I went through the pain though, as so many doors have opened up and my sister no-longer has to pay her web developer $80 to insert some simple text. :)

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  #117572 19-Mar-2008 17:45
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I'm in to ironman racing (I'm even wearing my Ironman '06 shirt as I post this!)

I did Ironman NZ earlier this month, and I have another one coming up later this month





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